Getting registered as an alien at Seoul Immigration Office (Part 2)

Alien Registration Card

Alien Registration Card

After class I went directly to the Immigration Office in Mokdong. After 2 weeks of waiting I finally got it. I give you….. The alien registration card !!! The sign of now being part of the korean system. now they will be able to track all my stuff :S !!! but with this new benefits will come 😀 !!!I knew where the office was so after class I ran to my room to leave my text books. Who wants to be carrying 4 textbooks around in Korea? I finally arrived. To my surprise the office was not as crowded as usual. I rapidly went to the ticket machine (you have to take a ticket in order to be assisted by the officers).  Only 3 persons ahead of me. In about 7 minutes I was in front of the officer.

The whole transaction took 2 minutes. he only took my receipt went to some cabinet and came back with my card. he gave it to me and I was done. No sign no ID needed, just the receipt.

Laser etched Face

Laser etched Face

Every time Im given a card, passport, id I always look at it in search for all kind of things. The ARC is really beautiful. It has lots of security measures. Among them the one I liked the most was the laser etched face.

On the full card photo you might have notice a yellow rectangle. When you put the card against a light source then you are able to see how they have “drilled” your face on the card. Its a really cool effect. There are other things but this one was the one I liked the most.

 

So this is it, finally the ARC adventure is over and new adventures will start.

  • Getting a Korean bank Account.
  • Getting a Cellphone.

Just to mention some…

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